Running with the bulls

Running with the bulls

The concept of a bull market, which means that the markets are running upwards, most probably has its origin in Jewish and Christian Scripture. In Exodus, we find the Israelite’s worshiping the golden Calf. Biblical scholars have it that the Israelites used the image of the bull calf based on the idea on an Egyptian myth. When the sun rises a bull-calf is born of the heavenly sky cow goddess, Hathor. At noon, the calf becomes a mighty bull, and at sunset the sun-bull impregnates his mother, the heavens (the sky goddess cow), to be born of her again the next morning. Hence, every day is a new day filled with hope and promises of a bright future. This is what the Israelites wanted – a bright future. This is what we all want. The famous golden bull at Wall Street, New York, is said to be stroked by numerous Wall Street traders on their way to work (apparently, the best place to stroke it, is at the testicles). The problem is, as with the Israelites, our seeking of a bright future coincides with an anxiousness and a desperateness. When the bank account runs dry, we need the bull to come running. The core emotion driving us then is, fear or greed. The two ugly sisters of the financial word. Fear and greed always will let you feel empty and an unfulfilled. With these two emotions at the wheel of one’s life you will always be living from a space of scarcity. You will start to blame yourself for this which will lead to feelings of inadequacy. Putting yourself down as a miserable human been. The opposite of a life of fear and greed is a life of love. Love begets believes trust. The Psychologist, Erickson, used the term “basic trust”. Which is the basic need of an infant, believing that he can trust his mother for is well being. Living from love, and doing business from love means that we have the notion that we are looked after. Things will turn out for the best. The next time you find yourself dancing wildly to get the attention of the golden calf. Take a step back, find the love, find the trust. Wealth sought after in the environment of love is building wealth from a position of true strength and power. Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said in Mathew 6:25-28  “That’s why I’m telling you to stop worrying about your life-what you will eat or what you will drink-or about your body-what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn’t it, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t plant or harvest or gather food into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are more valuable than they are, aren’t you? Can any of you add a single hour to your span of life by worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Consider the lilies in the field and how they grow. They don’t work or spin …,

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